Nixon battled Governor Reagan of California and Governor Rockefeller of New York. He easily won the nomination on the first ballot in Miami.
In 1968, Mr Nixon got 43.4% and VP Humphrey was right behind with 42.73% of the 74 million votes cast. Governor Wallace got 13.5% and carried 5 Southern states.
In the end, Nixon got the Electoral Votes to become the 37th president.
Nixon wrote a lot about his 3 presidential elections: defeat in 1960, victory in 1968 and the landslide of 1972. It is one of the best presidential memoirs that I've read.
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